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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply).

Usage examples (37)
  • These drugs induce necrosis of the parasite but also produce unwanted side-effects in treated animals.
  • Dr. Detlef Weigel and colleagues found that one mechanism, hybrid necrosis, is associated with a plant defense gene.
  • GUPTA: She formed what is called necrosis, the skin under one of her breasts was dying.
  • I've had both hips replaced from a vascular necrosis, which is caused of a side effect from Prednisone. for more
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